Nov 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
this early vote has turned out. look at this. colorado, 77% has already voted. nevada. 72%. north carolina, 63% has already voted. in florida 53%. iowa 44%. and ohio 31%. john dickerson and i were talking about this earlier today. we could have most of the results already by the people that have come out early and that's why the campaigns spent so much time on getting out the vote early, this ground game on these early votes. >> pelley: we'll come back to you early and often. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. john is going to be showing us the various ways that the candidates can get to the 270 electoral votes necessary to twin presidency. john? >> well, first, scott, let's follow up on what bob was saying. we're going to dispatch with 41 of the states, the majority of the country cbs estimates based on the polling that those states are either going to go to barack obama or to mitt romney. that gives barack obama a start where he's likely to get 237 electoral votes, mitt romney is likely to get 191 electoral votes. so here we are at the beginning of the evening, nothing ha
Nov 7, 2012 4:30am PST
levels in the sierra nevada down to 2500 to 3,000 feet. we could see a light dusting of snow on our mountaintops, drier weather on the weekend. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> on the dublin interchange, westbound 580 traffic, looks clear across this stretch. and yeah, the drive time is 15 minutes right now from the altamont pass out towards the dublin interchange. we'll show you where it's starting to get slow and where we still have some areas of overnight roadwork. in fact, we have a full freeway closure eastbound lanes of highway 4 approaching loveridge. so again this is that ongoing roadwork they have been doing in the area westbound highway 4 still delay-free but again give it another half hour or so and we'll likely start to see some backups. then looks good all the way towards pittsburg-bay point and concord area. once again more roadwork coming into san francisco. it's on that connector ramp from northbound 280 to southbound 101. so that ramp should be closed until about 5:00. so hopefully they will reopen that any minute. in the meantime, it's been causing delays o
Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
, iowa, colorado, new hampshire. virginia and nevada weren't called until early this morning, after he was declared the projected winner. still outstanding, florida, where, at 2:00 a.m., people were still in line, voting. florida still counting that vote, not to mention, we're told thousands of absentee ballots that haven't even been touched yet. it could be this afternoon before we know how florida voted. that's the latest, i'm tracie potts. >> with president obama solidified for another four years, california public schools no longer in limbo. prop 38 which would have raised funds for schools by increasing taxes on a sliding scale, this one has failed. overnight, prop 30 does pass. prop 30 is governor brown's personal tax initiative. this one will increase taxes on earnings over $250,000 for seven years. it will raise the sales tax by a quarter percent for four years. and it will fund public schools and public safety realignments. for more on prop 30, the devastating cuts that are avoided, let's turn things over to christy smith. live in sacramento and she has more on governor brown'
Nov 7, 2012 7:00am PST
ran up hugemore joins with non-white vote errs and you look at a state like nevada. it's 1 in 7 voters is latino. nevada has one of the worst economies, i think it has the highest unemployment rate. >> foreclosures. >> it's basically an economic basket case, and yet the incumbent is able to prevail, and a lot of people will be looking at that and saying that's the effect of the latino vote. >> and smart republican strategists have already come to terms with this. had before the election, especially so this morning. some of them saying this morning that texas within eight years could turn into a swing state, one that republicans have taken for granted. 38 electoral votes but with the rising latino population that suddenly could go into that category. >> republican ted cruz won in the stat, by the way. >> of all the important things to come out of the election, stunned to see what you zeroed in on here, savannah. >> to use brian williams team, weed, marijuana. >> that's not brian williams term. people say that. >> that was one of the funnier moments. >> let's put it plainly, we're talkin